Nursery…Worth It?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you decorate a nursery?
    Yes, I did a nursery, and it was worth it because... : (30 votes)
    68 %
    No, I didn't do a nursery, but I wish I would have because... : (1 votes)
    2 %
    No, I didn't do a nursery and glad I didn't because... : (10 votes)
    23 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    33 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Well, I’m probably not the best one to ask, since I have that picture pinned and am planning on painting our nursery that exact color! I think if it’s already a cute color you’re happy with, then don’t worry about it.  On the other hand, there’s no arguing with the nesting instinct, so if you want to do a Dr. Suess them, go for it. Either way will be just fine.

    Post # 4
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I LOVE my nursery; though, Evelyn has been sleeping in her crib in her room since she was 2 weeks old, so I get a lot more use out of it than you might! Every diaper change is done in her nursery, we play in her nursery, when she is fussy I rock her in her nursery. Her room has lots of color and interesting things to look at and she loves it. So, in my opinion, definitely worth it!

    Here are some pics…

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    6644 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @megz06:  Well considering my little boy’s room IS MINT GREEN. I see no issue of it.  The previous owners of the house had a little boy in that room who was 6. So yeah you can leave it Mint Green.

    Honestly doing a nursery is more for the PARENTS than the baby.  We did Winnie the Pooh and my son is not huge into Pooh. He currently loves dino’s and Mickey Mouse.  I am just leaving his room as is with the Winnie the Pooh stuff up until he is ready and wants to change his room

    Post # 6
    Member
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Well, what is the room being used for currently? Anything?

    We still haven’t put together a nursery for DD, because we knew she’d be living with us for the first several months after her birth. My first pregnancy thread was actually about this exact question — I was wondering how long we could conceivably last without giving the baby her own room. The room that is going to be hers is currently a guest room with a king sized bed in it, and … man am I ever glad we waited on the nursery. That room has gotten more use in the months since Audrey’s birth than it ever did in the prior year. Not just with visitors (my mom, MIL, FIL, etc), but with DH and I! Once we got into a rhythm with the baby, we realized that it was utterly pointless for us BOTH to be exhausted and shitty after a bad night, so we started switching off. The person who wasn’t on duty got to sleep in the guest room and was blissfully unaware of any crying, gas attacks, diaper changes, bad dreams, etc. 

    Probably within the next few months we will begin to transition the guest room over. We’re pretty much just going to hang pictures on the wall to make it cutesy — no painting since we live in a rental. We absolutely could have done all that before she was born, too … we just didn’t want to move the bed out of there. So my advice is, if you have a guest bed in that room, KEEP IT!!! At least for as long as you can. That guest bed might just be your savior in baby’s first months 🙂 And you can still Dr. Seuss it up to your heart’s content. Little kids love that stuff even more than babies, so you probably wouldn’t need to do any redecorating for years!

    Post # 7
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    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    I did this with my first child. Not my second. I realized after my first kid, you have to re do the room as a toddler room, as they grow out of the “baby” room, then you have to change it from a “toddler room” to a bigger kid room, then to a pre teen room. it never ends. LOL 

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    759 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @rickhurst35:  +1000. We are on our fifth bed (crib, toddler bed, twin bed, bunk beds, now loft bed) for my twelve year old son. Granted, that’s excessive and you do not need to keep buying new beds and re-decorating but I’m a sucker for Pottery Barn Kids.

    if you have the space and the money and it gives you joy, go for the decorated nursery. I love my nursery because I’m not a co-sleeping parent. My external environment is also very important to me, I work very hard to have a beautiful, organized home. As soon as possible, my baby will be sleeping in his nursery in his crib (just my humble preference). I also like how all of his stuff is neatly organized and ready to go in his nursery and found that my older son was a very good sleeper early on because we established a night time routine in his bedroom. Do I think that a designated nursery is absolutely needed – no but it can be nice to have everything organized in one place.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    @megz06:  I just painted his room blue. Put letters up on his wall, spelling his name.  Then we moved before the toddler years, several times, went through divorce, so he never really had a “room” to make his own until now.  Now, he has a bright ass orange room.  We put mine craft stuff on his walls and a finger painting that he made.  He’s 7. 

     

    Post # 11
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    3514 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @megz06:  You know my thoughts! IMO I would paint the walls white and go for the Dr. Seuss theme!! But either way it’s going to look great!

    Post # 12
    Member
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    @megz06:  Also – go with a basic color, instead of pastals.  They will want bolder colors when they get older – This will eliminate future paintings. Painting, I hate it. 

    Post # 13
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am not going to do a nursery.  I got cute bedding I liked and I would do the furniture portion (the obvious like crib, changer, and things like bookcases or organization for toys or other things).  But I don’t want to paint, I would do neutrals and I’m not going to go out and buy decor like specific pink girly lamps or stuff like that for it.  I just don’t see the point.  Maybe if I happened upon something on clearance or super cheap that would be cute I would get it.  But that’s probably it.

    The nursery is really for the parents, not the baby.  So I think if it’s worth it to you, then do it!  I’d probably just leave it the mint green color!  I actually find that color to be pretty neutral (I think it works for girl or boy).

    Post # 14
    Member
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    when we have kids, i’ll do nurseries. and when they “grow out” of the nursery decor, i’ll redecorate. paint is cheap. it’s easy to paint a room.

    Post # 16
    Member
    557 posts
    Busy bee

    @FloridaGatorBride:  Glad to see someone else with that pretty blue/green and dark furniture! Our nursery has cherry trim and SO is so annoying about painting a light color with the dark trim. I can’t wait to show him that yes, you can indeed have dark wood with that color.

    Oh- and that it can be for a GIRL. We don’t know what we are having, but I told him I want that color for a girl or a boy and he thinks I am crazy. haha

    🙂

     

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